If Iran does not have nukes now, how long will it take to get them?
How long it will take Iran to get nukes — rather than preventing Iran from getting them — seems to be the major issue now being discussed by the P5 + 1 negotiators. What impact, if any, will the mess in Iraq have?
The P5 + 1 “deal”
According to a Washington Free Beacon article posted on June 19th titled U.S., Iran Experts Dispute Nuclear Bomb ‘Breakout’ Timeline,
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Iran has the ability to produce highly-enriched uranium for one bomb in two months, if it so decided. . . . Western officials and experts say this potential timeline must be substantially extended under any deal to end the decade-old nuclear dispute. [Emphasis added.}
The article assumes that Iran does not already have nukes, despite the non-inspection of military sites where she had allegedly been testing them, machining Uranium for warheads and developing missiles with which to deliver them. Missile development…
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